How Much Acyclovir Costs at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart (Updated April 2021)
Prices of acyclovir at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in April 2021 are unchanged from their previous price points, ranging from a low of $0.76 to a high of $1.08. However, prices at eDrugstore.com are competitive and include added services such as free telehealth consultations and free shipping.
The prices for acyclovir, a powerful antiviral medication, held steady at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in April 2021. March prices were unchanged from their end-of-year levels in December at each store.
Acyclovir, also sold under the brand names Sitavig and Zovirax, is prescribed to treat outbreaks of cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles that are caused by members of the herpes family of viruses. Cold sores are most often attributed to herpes simplex 1, while genital herpes is associated with the herpes simplex virus 2.
Herpes Zoster Causes Shingles
Shingles, which occurs most often in adults who are 50 or over, is caused by herpes zoster, which is the name attached to an adult-onset reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox in childhood.
No virus in the herpes family has a cure, which means that once you contract one of these viruses, it will remain in your body for life. The viruses do alternate between active and dormant phases, and during the latter, they take up residence in nerve cells.
How Acyclovir Works
By sharply restricting the ability of viral cells to multiply, which typically happens during an active phase, acyclovir can reduce the severity of outbreaks as well as the overall number of outbreaks.
Acyclovir’s price at CVS in March was $1.08 per 400 milligram tablet. Walgreens’ price for the drug held steady at $1.05. Walmart’s price of $0.76 for a 400 milligram tablet of acyclovir followed the same pricing pattern. In fact, each drug price has held steady at all three retailers since January 2020.
Online Price Competitive
With a price of $2.07 for a 400 milligram tablet of acyclovir, eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service, held a competitive price for the drug in Secure Medical’s monthly review of prescription drug prices.
Making eDrugstore an even more attractive source for the antiviral medication is its host of added-value services that are built into its prices. By ordering your acyclovir from eDrugstore, you’ll avoid the bothersome travel to and from the local drugstore and will also save any time that you might have to spend waiting for the prescription to be filled.
Complimentary Online Consultations
If you don’t yet have a doctor’s prescription for acyclovir and are finding it difficult to fit one into your busy schedule, we have a handy solution for you. We offer complimentary online consultations with licensed U.S. physicians who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.
If you do decide to place an order, eDrugstore staffers will fill it promptly, package it discreetly, and ship it off free of charge to the destination of your choice. If this is your initial order, a complimentary pill-splitter will be enclosed.
If the convenience and services offered by eDrugstore sound appealing to you, pay a visit to our Sexual Health page to learn more.